Becomes the first trade shop in Canada to make the investment.
TORONTO – BOSS LOGO Print & Graphics, based in Toronto, Canada has become the first trade printer in Canada to invest in a Scodix Ultra Pro with the Foil station module, after more than six months of rigorous testing of all of the comparable models on the market.
In the end, it was the quality of both the print and the press that made the decision for Kapil Sunak, CEO and President of BOSS LOGO. “We felt the build quality, compared to what was on the market, was far superior,” he noted. “The feeding system was far superior to the competitors, how it was able to feed all our different papers on the feed table and the paper handling
was exceptional. This machine felt like a tank, as if I was investing in something heavy duty.”
Unlike other machines Sunak had tried, he was impressed that there were no registration issues, and that paper handling on the Scodix Ultra Pro Foil was smooth and more reliable. It also rises well above the system they were using previously, a machine that required a flexo plate, which was both expensive and slow. This older system required BOSS LOGO to outsource the plates, which was an additional hassle. “Now that we’ve brought this in, we can do it all in-house, along with foil stamping—we’re very excited,” adds Sunak.
Faster and Finer
BOSS LOGO is a trade shop and have been in business for over 20 years. They specialize in offset, digital and large format printing with an extensive product offering including business cards, postcards, pocket folders, packaging and more. Now, Sunak noted, we are able to produce the same work, but all in house with a faster turnaround in finer detail and with special effects than was even possible before.
“This press allows us to make the print sexier… honestly,” he said. “It’s just amazing what this Scodix press can do. We have already had success doing digital foil stamping and spot UV directly on top of iGen printed material, and the fact that we can spot UV and foil stamp sheets as large as 21x31” is just amazing.”
Taking it to the Streets
The Scodix Ultra Pro Foil has been up and running at BOSS LOGO for just over three months now. They focused on offering it to their business card customers first, as they worked through the training phase, but now they are ready to roll out the capabilities to all of their numerous clients and product types. One of the first major production runs was the PrintAction September magazine cover which was enhanced with Sense and Foil and mailed to nearly 11,000 printers Canada wide.
“This run proved to me that the Ultra is rock solid and the quality clearly speaks for itself. It’s not easy to impress Canadian printers but this cover clearly achieved it. It’s hard to say for sure, but I would imagine we’re going to see around 15% growth, at least, with this press,” Sunak noted.
Scodix Ultra Pro with Foil
The Scodix Ultra Pro Digital Enhancement Press features the highest quality enhancement for short and long runs; efficiency and performance enable high productivity; support for offset, digital and laminated print. The press also comes with an automatic mechanism that enables the operator to switch rapidly, and simply, between up to 3 different polymers, thus further improving performance and productivity.
The Scodix Foil Station is an optional module that runs in-line with the Scodix Ultra Pro Digital Press, delivering unmatched foil enhancement capabilities, including high gloss, embossed, and a variety of densities for short to medium runs, using a highly advanced, highly-efficient digital process. Scodix Foil is ideal for trade and commercial printers coping with short to medium runs, who today have to outsource the foil application, or to use a long and expensive make ready process including molds and dies, as well as for converters doing high-end short up to medium runs.